Dance has been an integral part of Indian cinema for as long as anyone can recall, one cog of a trio of elements - timeless music and romance being the other two- that have thrilled fans, particularly of Bollywood, for more than a century.
This March, one of Bollywood's most prolific choreographers, and filmmakers, is set to thrill audiences in London when she holds filmmaking and choreography masterclasses as part of the London Asian Film Festival 2015 (LAFF) to be held in London from 19-29 March 2015.
On the first day of the 2 day workshops, the multi-talented Farah Khan, director of the 2014 smash hit 'Happy New Year' will focus it on choreography and take part in a fun 'Bollywood Razzmatazz' at a special screening of her 2007 blockbuster romance 'Om Shanti Om' in Central London. On the second date she will feature a directing and filmmaking masterclass.
During her master class Khan will shed light on her remarkable Bollywood journey - from a self-taught dancer to becoming one of Bollywood's most sought-after choreographers and the director behind such evergreen romances as 'Om Shanti Om' and 'Main Hoon Na', not to mention innumerable appearances on TV from 'Dance India Dance' to hosting 'Bigg Boss', the Indian version of Big Brother.
The day after her master class, Farah will lead fans at the Princes Charles Theatre in Leicester Square in a sing-and-dance-along in a first for the London Asian Film Festival, Europe's oldest showcase for South Asian cinema.
Dr Pushpinder Choudhary, Festival Director said: "We're honoured to have Farah Khan as our chief guest this year at our 17th programme. She's a true role model for female film makers, in this macho centric world of cinema, she's had phenomenal success in directing blockbuster Bollywood movies that entertain the masses with quality story telling".
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